William "Bill" Roberts
1927 - 2016
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William Roberts

ATHENS - William (Bill) Roberts, born Aug. 11, 1927, passed away April 15, 2016, at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Phyllis Roberts and his grandparents William and Nona Craft. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Lois Roberts; a son Michael and daughter Lisa Santelli (George); grandchildren, Jared Roberts, Bradley Santelli and Kendl Santelli; a half brother Michael (Sandy) Dillon; several nephews and nieces and many good friends.

He was a graduate of Glouster High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard Aircraft Carrier. He was employed in the printing business for a number of years at the McBee Company and Lawhead Press. He also owned and operated a carpet cleaning business. He was a member of the Alexander Presbyterian Church and served as a Session member for a number of years, The Paramuthia Lodge #25, F & A.M., Athens Senior Club, Silver Spurs Line Dancers, and Senior Beat. He had been an active volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Mobile for many years. He enjoyed tennis, golf, dancing and chair volleyball.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St., Athens, Ohio on June 11 from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alexander Presbyterian Church. The Roberts family is very grateful for the support and assistance offered by so many friends and the care provided by the OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital and Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center.

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Published in The Athens NEWS from Apr. 18 to May 17, 2016.
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May 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May you receive strength and comfort from God. "He will make you firm, He will make you strong, He will firmly ground you". 1Peter 5:10
October 3, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you find comfort through prayer as Bill rests in God's memory. John 6:39
S B
April 26, 2016
To the family and friends, please accept my condolences. I hope the promise at John 5::28-28 will bring you conform and hope.
April 19, 2016
Dear Lois, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing..he was a good guy and still have good memories of our friendship with you and Bill Take care and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you
Roger and Janice Dillon
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